Beef Stock can be the base to soups, a quick gravy or even just to mix in with mashed potatoes to make them moist with extra flavor and it is easier than you think to make.
I prefer to make my own stock, I’ve previously made chicken stock and vegetable stock and they both have so much more flavor and a lot less sodium than store bought. Any stock that is made with bones, is good for you. Using bone broth in recipes is all the rage right now because of the collagen that is extracted from the bones when cooking.
I got very happy because my local grocery store carries beef marrow bones. To the average person this is not exciting, but for a stock making fan like me, it’s like Culinary Christmas.
Making your own stock is not just for delicious flavor, it’s a health thing because when you make your own stock, you also get all the nutrients out of the meat and vegetables and that is a good thing.
What is the difference between stock and broth?
Stock is long simmered with bones, vegetables and herbs that extract the collagen from the bones and you get a deep more flavorful stock that is good for you. Broth is made from just the meat with vegetables and herbs and not as rich in flavor as stock.